A sexual assault charge against a Saskatchewan man accused of kidnapping an eight-year-old girl has been upgraded to aggravated sexual assault.

Jared John Charles appeared via video link in a Prince Albert court Friday. The sexual assault charge was upgraded and break and enter was added to the list of charges the 19-year-old is already facing.

Charles — whose also been identified as Jarrod John Charles — is now charged with abduction, kidnapping, abandoning a child, criminal negligence, forcible confinement, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, aggravated sexual assault, and breaking and entering.

Police allege he kidnapped a girl from a playground in Prince Albert last week and, hours later, dropped her off in the woods outside the city. The girl then walked onto a farmyard for help.

Charles, who is from St. Louis, Sask., is scheduled back in court July 28.